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Special Constable Who Foiled Arson Attempt to be Honoured

(Thursday, June 20/2002)-- The Special Constable who foiled an arson attempt on the Bandstand in the Halifax Public Gardens will be recognized at the start of the first public concert of the season in the Gardens on Sunday, June 23rd at 2 p.m.

Earlier this Spring, Constable Dave Hill discovered a fire in the Bandstand and quickly extinguished the blaze and called the police. Subsequently, a person was arrested and has been charged.

Councillor Dawn Sloane, who will present the certificate to Mr. Hill, also plans to introduce Anna Migas, the new operator of the canteen at the Public Gardens.

Councillor Sloane says the canteen will no longer be selling food items, such as popcorn, bread slices, etc. that can easily be fed to the ducks at the Public Gardens.

Federal, provincial and municipal wildlife officials are becoming concerned about the growing population of ducks and other waterfowl at the Public Gardens. Because of the abundance of food made available to them by park visitors, the birds are not following their usual migratory patterns south during the winter months. In addition, the increased waterfowl population is further polluting the waters of Griffin's Pond at the Public Gardens.

When: Sunday, June 23, 2002

Time: 2 p.m.

Where: Bandstand, across from the Canteen Building, Halifax Public Gardens

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Councillor Dawn Sloane
(902) 488-4812

Jay Wesley
Works Supervisor
Parks and Open Spaces
(902) 435-8327

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